Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso has said that they had warned Deputy President William Ruto against visiting Kondele area in Kisumu.
In a statement, Mr Shioso noted that the tension was over the alleged distribution of campaign logistical funds amongst locals.
He adds that DP Ruto’s team was informed of this and was advised to skip the said area.
“During the rally, violence erupted amongst the local agitated groups who engaged in stone throwing and other unruly behaviour,” he said.
Ruto chided leaders who use violence to advance their political agenda.
His administration, he said, will work to liberate the youth from a regressive stone-throwing culture by engaging them in gainful activities that will better their lives through the Bottom-Up Economic Model.
“Our plans and programmes will ensure that the youth are liberated from regressive stone-throwing culture by engaging them in gainful activities that will better their lives through the Bottom-Up Economic Model,” said Ruto.
“The Hustler Nation disassociates with leaders and political groupings that use violence to advance their selfish cause.” He further said.